A nicer read

August 2, 2007 at 11:48 am | Posted in Internet, Online services | Leave a comment

Some web sites, like PCMag.com, have great articles and reviews. But they spread them out over a half dozen or more pages and clutter them up to push more advertising (and their revenues) your way. For a a more pleasant read, look for a “PRINT” link somewhere on the page.

What Print does is use a different “stylesheet”. It takes the content you were reading and places  it in a simplified, standard format for printing.  Prints nicely, but is also makes for a nicer read.

If you’re really swift, you can use the zoom tools to make the text a nice size on your screen. This is most ideal on an LCD monitor set at its native resolution with minimal glare and cleartype enabled.

IE7 has a zoom tool in the lower right. (or View menu). It was available as an add-on from MS for IE5+.

Firefox has a great Addin call Quickzoom. It adds a View menu item and little buttons on the base toolbar. But handier still, Ctrl-+ and – allow the zoom in and out. Quick and easy.

Opera has the same behavior as Quickzoom, but built in.

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